Grainne Hamilton

Gráinne Hamilton

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Gráinne has contributed source material to innovations that have revolutionised how we cultivate and recognise people’s potential, develop resilience and stimulate growth. As a concept architect for Open Badge Pathways, the award-winning Cities of Learning UK, and author to the Open Badge Standard, she has influenced how we think about learning and skills, and created concepts used by global top 5 companies to develop talent pipelines and internal capability. Her ability to shapeshift between multiple perspectives, see the lay of the land and connect the dots helps her create bridges to help people navigate ambiguity in a rapidly changing world. She partners with leaders in the public and private sectors around the world to imagine and create the conditions for navigating possible, probable and preferred futures with confidence.

Selected Impacts

  • About the Work
  • Core Impacts
  • Operational Impacts
  • Global Impacts
  • Authorship
About the Work

Selected outcomes and impacts from the last 20 years of experience, research and projects. 

Core Impacts

Core: impacts made in transforming culture, teams and leadership

2004 - Present |

Discovery, education and consultancy on leadership behaviours that promote and prevent implementation of the cultural conditions that aid rapid innovation, resilience and sustainable growth within the context of government, education, industry and more. How to transform culture through addressing: people & leadership; perception & awareness; and systems, structures & processes

 

Operational Impacts

Operational: impacts made in transforming systems, structures & processes

2004 - Present |

Discovery, education and consultancy on approaches that promote and prevent implementation of the cultural conditions that aid rapid innovation, resilience and sustainable growth within the context of government, education, industry and more. How to transform processes through addressing: people & leadership; perception & awareness; and systems, structures & processes

 

Global Impacts

Global: impacts made in transforming approaches, communities and ecosystems

2004 - Present |

Contributed source material to innovations that have revolutionised how we cultivate and recognise people’s potential, develop resilience and stimulate growth

Concept architect for Open Badge Pathways, the award-winning Cities of Learning UK, and author to the Open Badge Standard, which have  influenced how learning and skills are thought about, delivered and recognised. Used by global top 5 companies to develop talent pipelines and internal capability

Provided consultancy and education on how to transform through addressing: people & leadership; perception & awareness; and systems, structures & processes

Authorship

Concept architecture and blueprints authorship

Open Badges: the original, global open recognition standard

Cities of Learning UK: award-winning, place-based approach to enhancing lifelong learning and access to enrichment opportunities

Publications

2021

  • Hamilton, G. (2021). Open Collaboration Opening Sustainability. Proceedings of the Open Technology for Sustainability Day | UN Climate Change Conference - COP26. Glasgow, Scotland, 11 November 2021.

2019

2018

  • Hamilton, G. (2018). Raising attainment through place based, technology-enhanced approaches: The importance of place and community. Keynote for an invited audience from government and education on “Opening the school gates, building a culture of learning to tackle the attainment gap”. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland 2018. Presentation slides
  • Hamilton, G. (2018). Lessons learned from helping cities become ‘Learning Cities’. Proceedings of the Connected Spaces EU Erasmus+ project event, online, September 2017. Presentation slides

2017

  • Konert, J., Buchem, I., Lewis, L., Hamilton, G., & Riches, T. (2017). Competency Alignment of Open Badges. In C. M. Stracke, M. Shanks, O. Tveiten (Eds.) Smart Universities Education’s Digital Future. Official Proceedings of the International World Learning Summit and LINQ Conference. Kristiansand, Norway, 2017
  • Hamilton, G. (2017). Can Open Badges Enhance Employability? Proceedings of: Employability Week, The Open University, Milton Keynes, England, November 2017
  • Hamilton, G. (2017). Keynote: Where are we with Open Badges? Proceedings of: Open Badges in HE, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, June 2017. https://blog.dundee.ac.uk/academic-skills/event-resources/open-badges-in-he-what-why-and-how
  • Hamilton, G. (2017). Digital Credentials. Proceedings of: Cities of Learning Stakeholder event, Plymouth, England, June 2017

2016

  • Hamilton, G. (2016). Are you sure you want to use Open Badges? An Open Badges Quality Hack Session! Proceedings of the ALT-C Winter Conference, online, December 2016
  • Hamilton, G. (2016). Open Badges are Quality! Proceedings of MozFest 2016, London, England, November 2016
  • Hamilton, G. (2016). Open Badges and Quality Management. Open Badge Network Project Report. (Open Badge Network, Erasmus+), October 2016. www.openbadgenetwork.com/outputs/quality
  • Hamilton, G., & Foley, V. (2016). Exploring employer perceptions of open badges 
in supporting young unemployed people into 
employment, education or training. Proceedings of the ALT conference, University of Warwick, England, September 2016
  • Hamilton, G. (2016). Sharing achievements across the web with Open Badges – How to design a badge of value. Proceedings of the 25th European Distance and E-Learning Network Conference, EDEN 2016, Budapest, Hungary, June 2016. http://www.eden-online.org/publications/proceedings.html
  • Hamilton, G. (2016). Guidelines for Open Badges in Territories. Open Badge Network Project Report. (Open Badge Network, Erasmus+) June 2016. Guidelines for Open Badges in Territories
  • Devedzic, V., Nowakowski, M., Hamilton, G., Lewis, L. (2016). Open Badges in Education. Proceedings of the Open Education Global Conference 2016. Krakow, Poland, April 2016

2015

  • Hamilton, G. (2015). Badge-based Pathways to Employment. Proceedings of MozFest 2015, London, England, November 2015
  • Hamilton, G. (2015). Open Badges as Bridges: Design, Create, Connect. Proceedings of MozFest 2015 Fringe Event, Glasgow, Scotland, October 2015
  • Hamilton, G., & Buchem, I. (2015). Open Badges as part of the Open Education ecosystem. Proceedings of EduCamp 2015. Berlin, Germany, September 2015.
  • Hamilton, G. (2015). Creating a new learning currency which recognises people’s skills and achievements. Proceedings of Scot-BUG event, Perth Scotland, September 2015

2014

  • Hamilton, G. (2014). The role of badging for recognising skills, abilities and learning. Proceedings of the Open University Symposium, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2014. Presentation slides
  • Hamilton, G. (2014). Open Badges. Proceedings of Crossover Edinburgh, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2014. Presentation slides
  • Hamilton, G. (2014). Open Thinking, Open Learning. Proceedings of the D14 Summit, SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2014. Presentation slides
  • Hamilton, G., & Casilli, C. (2014). Discover Open Badges. Proceedings of: MoodleMoot 2014. Edinburgh, Scotland, April 2014
  • Hamilton, G. (2014). Open Badges. Live talk for RSCtv. Online, February 2014

2013

  • Hamilton, G., & Scott, S. (2013). Meeting the needs of digital learners and improving employability through open accreditation. Proceedings of: Association of Colleges (AoC) Annual Conference 2013. Birmingham, England, November 2013
  • Hamiltoh, G. (2013). Open Badges. What? How? Why? Proceedings of the Open Knowledge Foundation meetup. Glasgow, Scotland, November 2013
  • Hamilton, G. (2013). Developing an Open Badge Eco-system. Proceedings of The Mozilla Summit 2013, Brussels, Belgium, October 2013
  • Hamilton, G. (2013). Enhancing Assessment Practices. Proceedings of The Assessment Summit. Stirling, Scotland, March 2013

2011

2007

  • Hamilton, G. (2007). eLearning – it’s not just about the technology. Proceedings of LNSE Conference 2007: Towards a Learning Culture. Glasgow, Scotland. March 2007

2006

  • Hamilton, G. & Blair, J. (2006). Learning to Learn in Scottish Social Work Education. Proceedings of PICTAL 2006, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland

2005

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